STUART, Fla., June 2, 2022 -- Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida(NASDAQ: SBCF), one of the largest Florida-based community banks, was recognized by the Human Rights Foundation’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index for earning a perfect score for Workplace Equality. This is the third consecutive year Seacoast has earned such recognition for its employment practices. The index is the nation’s premier benchmark of corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality.
“I am proud that Seacoast Bank has earned such a remarkable score for the third year in a row because it reflects our commitment to creating an inclusive work environment, one where associates are treated with great respect” said Chuck Shaffer, Chairman and CEO of Seacoast Bank. “Seacoast Bank is truly a community bank invested in the communities where we live and work.”
“Diversity and inclusion make us stronger and are essential to our ability to serve our customers and communities,” said Dan Chappell, chief human resources officer, Seacoast Bank. “We recognize the potential of every associate by actively encouraging a diverse and inclusive workplace.”
The results of this year’s Corporate Equality Index (CEI) showcase how U.S.-based companies are not only promoting LGBTQ-friendly workplace policies nationally, but are also helping to advance the cause of LGBTQ inclusion in workplaces abroad. Seacoast’s efforts earned a 100% ranking and the designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality as measured by each of the following criteria:
- Workforce Protections
- Inclusive Benefits
- Supporting an Inclusive Culture & Corporate Social Responsibility
- Responsible Citizenship